Chalk it Up!
Rangoli Competition 2022
Open to amateur, student and professional artists aged 13 and over. Pavement spaces are limited, so make sure you register in advance.
Rangoli is an Indian folk art form, where designs are drawn onto the ground, traditionally using coloured powders and embellished with sand, rice, candles or flower petals. The designs can be simple geometric shapes, depict deities or flowers, or they can be more elaborate.
For this competition, the designs will solely be created with chalk (the only medium permitted).
Competition entrants will have the option of using the coloured chalk provided onsite, or they are free to bring along their own chalk. Entrants will have three hours, from 9am-midday, to complete their 1m² chalk designs on the paved area of Bledisloe Lane.
The works will be judged on their balance of traditional design and modern influences, alignment to the Diwali Festival themes of lights, family, celebration, their representation of the relationship between New Zealand and the Indian diaspora.
The winner will be announced at 11.45am on the day and will win a $200 supermarket voucher.
Whether you create rangoli or similar art forms as a family tradition or a hobby, are an art or design student, or make a living from art and design, we’d love you to help us bring a burst of rangoli colour to the heart of Auckland city.